Tomorrow we’ll celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday. She has been and continues to be such an inspiration to me. Happy Birthday Mom! Today it’s gardening, exercising, and reading. Have a wonderful weekend.
~ Yay, the Downton Abbey movie will be released in September. Here is a trailer and guess who’s coming to visit?
~ Here is a shocking way to see how much added sugar you’re consuming.
~ Bill Gates does his yearly summer book read recommendations and this year looks like some really interesting picks.
~ Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs - I enjoyed this memoir from the oldest daughter of Steve Jobs. The surprising humble life she lived growing up and the difficult relationship with her world famous father is so interesting to read.
~ This One-Pan Bruschetta Spaghetti from the NYT Cooking site looks intriguing. I’ve always wanted to try a one pan pasta and with summer tomatoes soon at their best, this is the perfect season.
~ Actress Minnie Driver has a lovely new line of furnishings from One Kings Lane. I love to soft British prints.
~ The Japanese secret to living a longer life. What is your Ikigai?
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” ~Wayne Dyer
(photo above from Big Red Sun)